Research

Graduate Students Win Second Lewis School Grad Research Conference

Posted On April 12, 2017

The Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions held the second annual Graduate Research Conference on April 10, with 27 posters presented by more than 30 students in all four of the current graduate-level academic areas of nursing, nutrition, physical therapy and respiratory therapy.

Congratulations this year’s winners of the Lewis School Graduate… more »

Establishing a Standard for Single-breath Determination

Dr. Gerald Zavorsky, along with researchers from around the world recently published guidelines that standardize the single-breath determination of nitric oxide (NO) uptake in the lungs. It is a special lung function test that measures the adequacy of gas transfer in the lung, specifically, through the alveolar capillary membrane. This test can one day replace… more »

Bringing Care to the Caregivers of African-Americans with Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are spreading at an alarming rate in Georgia. The past year, 140,000 people were diagnosed with the disease in Georgia, and that diagnosis is expected to increase by 35.7 percent in the next decade.

Caring for an Alzheimer’s stricken family member is difficult at best, but often African-American… more »

New Pilot Research Grants Given By Atlanta Consortium

Posted On January 27, 2016
Categories News, Research

Yu-Ping Chen, associate professor of physical therapy and Gerald Zavorsky, associate professor of respiratory therapy, have each received a pilot grant from Healthcare Innovation Program/Atlanta Clinical Translational Science Institute (HIP/ACTSI). The ACTSI consortium, comprised of Emory University, Georgia Tech and Georgia State University, is part of a national effort to improve biomedical research. The consortium’s… more »